Hospital Alarm Systems
Hospitals are emotional places and patients often feel uneasy or have difficulty moving, even before an alarm goes off. When planning an integrated alarm system for a hospital or healthcare facility it’s very important to provide protection against fire or other emergencies and ensure that alarm activation does not cause distress or induce panic, while still providing a sufficiently audible alert.
A safe, controlled alert solution
For most NHS trusts, installing an alarm system is a key part of the hospital’s duty of care, and it is essential that investment is made wisely. iC2 uses high-security industry best-practice Security Risk Assessments to ensure that all integrated hospital alarm systems are fit-for purpose and optimized to meet the needs of each healthcare facility. Compliance is a major consideration and all systems are designed and specified to protect privacy where appropriate.
Typically, hospital fire alarm systems often have to cover a large estate and be audible throughout the entire site. They have numerous activation points, including manual call points and automatic fire detection sensors. It is essential to design and implement a hospital alarm system to ensure needless evacuations are avoided. This is especially important in ICUs, mental health units and hospitals built in older buildings, where evacuation might expose patients to risk.
iC2 provides zoned hospital fire alarm systems with multi-panel networked alarms. Through the use of verification of fire alarm activation, this enables evacuation of specific areas and avoids the drama of general alerts and mass evacuation, where this is appropriate. iC2 integrated hospital alarm systems allow you to control an activation situation by following cause and effect matrices which ensure any evacuation is well managed and minimises risk.
As most hospitals are occupied around the clock, burglar alarms are unnecessary in many public areas. However, they are useful for purposes such as preventing unauthorised access to secure wards, biohazard storage areas or pharmaceutical stocks, and notifying staff of open doors and similar conditions.
Installation and design
iC2 works with your security, planning and estates team to ensure that installation is properly planned, minimises disruption, and delivers the project on time and on budget, in line with all applicable regulatory standards.Where necessary we install outside peak hours to minimise the impact on regular operational work flows.Our services include staff training and ongoing maintenance to make sure your alarm system continues to perform to the required standard.
Contact iC2 today for a preliminary consultation and assessment and find out why NHS trusts and major private healthcare providers consider us a vital part of their safety protocols.Request a Quote